Creed - Trisha Leaver and Lindsay Currie
Release Date: Nov 8th 2014
Three went in. Three came out. None even a shadow of who they once were.
When their car breaks down, Dee, her boyfriend Luke, and his brother Mike walk through a winter storm to take refuge in a nearby town called Purity Springs. When they arrive, the emergency sirens are blaring and the small farming town seems abandoned. With no other shelter, they spend the night in an empty house.
But they soon discover that not everything in Purity Springs is as it seems. When the town's inhabitants suddenly appear the next morning, Dee, Luke, and Mike find themselves at the mercy of the charismatic leader, Elijah Hawkins, who plans to make Dee his new wife. Elijah's son, Joseph, offers to help them escape . . . but the price of his help may be more than Dee and her friends can bear.
Dee is a ward of the state and has a past. She was taken away from an abusive father who tried to sexually abuse her, spent some time in a group home and finally seemed to have her life on track. She lived with the Hoopers, an elderly couple who seemed to care for her greatly. Luke, her boyfriend, who knew of her past and seemed to be her rock. Mike his kind of a trouble maker brother, who really wanted to buy kegs and throw a party instead of go on that trip in the first place.
This book was creepy and sad and in ways horrible. I kept wanting them to escape that horrible place and kept waiting for a happy ending that did not come. I wanted everything to be okay and it wasn’t’ I think that alone made me not like this book as much as I could have. I wish there was more closure. It only mentioned what happened to a few character not all. It was like one of those scary movies that you know could have a sequel just because of the ending. Maybe another group of unsuspecting kids will stumble across this town and things might end a little happier.